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Significado de “shell” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "shell" - Diccionario Inglés

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shellnoun

uk   /ʃel/  us   /ʃel/
  • shell noun (COVERING)

B2 [C or U] the hard ​outercovering of something, ​especiallynuts, ​eggs, and some ​animals: Brazilnuts have very hard shells. A ​piece of shell ​fell into the ​cakemixture. the shell of a ​snail/​crab/​tortoise a shell ​necklace (= a ​piece of ​jewellery made out of the shells of ​smallseacreatures)
[C] the ​basicouterstructure of a ​building or ​vehicle, ​especially when the ​parts inside have been ​destroyed or taken or have not ​yet been made: the shell of a burned-out ​farmhouse

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  • shell noun (EXPLOSIVE)

[C] a ​container, usually with a ​pointed end, that is ​filled with ​explosives and ​shot from a ​largegun: Artillery and mortar shells were ​landing in the outskirts of the ​city.
  • shell noun (BOAT)

[C] a ​type of ​boat used for ​racing, ​driven by ​people using oars (= ​poles with ​flatends)
  • shell noun (COMPANY)

a ​company that is used to ​hideillegalactivities: The shell ​advertisedbonds for ​sale to ​investors, but this ​offering was ​essentially a ​fraud because no ​bondseverexisted.

shellverb [T]

uk   /ʃel/  us   /ʃel/
  • shell verb [T] (COVERING)

to ​remove peas, ​nuts, etc. from ​their shells or ​theirnaturalcovering
  • shell verb [T] (EXPLOSIVE)

to ​fire shells at something: They were under ​orders to shell the ​hospital and the ​townhall.
shelling
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃel.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃel.ɪŋ/
Shelling of ​enemylinescontinued all ​day.
Phrasal verbs

she'll

uk   /ʃil/ /ʃiːl/  us   /ʃil/  /ʃiːl/
short form of she will: She'll be here ​later.

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  • She'll be there this ​afternoon.
  • She'll ​eat most things.
  • She'll ​tell Dan.
  • I'll ​see if she'll come.
  • Ask her if she'll be ​bringing Naomi.
(Definition of shell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "shell" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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shellnoun

 us   /ʃel/
  • shell noun (COVERING)

[C/U] the hard ​outercovering of ​nuts, ​eggs, a few ​vegetables, and some ​animals: [C] Turtles, ​snails, and ​crabs all have shells to ​protect them.
  • shell noun (EXPLOSIVE)

[C] a ​tubefilled with explosives that is ​fired from a ​largegun

shellverb [T]

 us   /ʃel/
  • shell verb [T] (FIRE EXPLOSIVE)

to ​fire shells at something: Military ​forcesbegan shelling ​areasnorth of the ​city.
  • shell verb [T] (REMOVE COVERING)

to ​remove the hard ​outercovering of ​nuts and other ​foods: He ​sits in ​front of the TV, shelling ​peanuts.
Phrasal verbs

she’ll

 us   /ʃil, ʃɪl/
contraction of she will or she shall: She’ll be there ​tomorrow, I’m ​sure.
(Definition of shell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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shellnoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃel/ (also shell company, also shell corporation) FINANCE, LAW
a ​company that has been ​created to hide ​illegalactivities: The shell ​advertisedbonds for ​sale to ​investors, but this ​offering was essentially a ​fraud because no ​bonds ever existed. She played a vital role in the ​briberyscheme by ​creating a shell ​company to receive a ​flow of ​illicitpayments.
a ​company that has been ​officiallycreated so that it can be ​sold to someone who does not want to have to ​create the ​company themselves: Most ​holdingcompany reorganizations involve a ​merger between the pre-existing ​company and a shell ​company.
a ​company that was ​active in the past, but that now does little or no ​business, that someone ​buys so they do not have to ​create a new ​company: Maypole was ​created out of a shell ​company called Octagon.

shelladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ʃel/ FINANCE, LAW
used to describe an ​organization that has been ​created to hide ​illegalactivities: The ​bill would prevent US ​banks from ​openingaccounts for ​foreign shell ​banks.
(Definition of shell from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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